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By Robert Hastings
During the early 1970s, U.S. Army units based in Germany had hundreds of nuclear missiles at their disposal. Unlike the U.S. Air Force’s high-yield strategic weapons, including the Minuteman ICBMs, most of the army’s missiles were tactical nukes—intended for use against infantry and tanks on the battlefield—in the event the Soviet Union launched an invasion of Western Europe. However, one surface-to-surface missile, the Pershing Ia, carried a 400-kiloton warhead, making it as powerful as some strategic weapons deployed during that era. One location where these potent missiles were stored and maintained was the U.S. Army Ordnance Depot at Fischbach, Germany. The facility was maintained by the 197th Ordnance Battalion.
In 1974, Private 1st Class R. Jack Phillips was assigned to the 193rd Military Police (MP) Battalion, stationed at Dahn, Germany. The unit’s mission was to guard the nearby Fischbach Army Depot against unauthorized intruders and saboteurs. One night, possibly in May, Phillips was on guard when he observed a totally unexpected intruder—a domed-disc UFO—whose momentary but spectacular appearance made a lasting impression on him, even decades later.
By Robert Hastings
On March 16, 1967, 10 Minuteman-I nuclear missiles operated by Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, suddenly malfunctioned one after the other, just as a “large round object” was reported to be hovering “directly over” one of them—according to retired USAF Col. Walter Figel, one of two launch officers on duty at Echo Flight during the incident.
Figel received the startling news while in the flight’s underground launch control center, via a two-way radio call from an Air Force security guard posted at the missile silo in question. Although skeptical, then-Lt. Figel dispatched a couple of two-man Security Alert Teams to the field to investigate. They subsequently confirmed the presence of the UFO.
These astounding admissions were audio-taped, with Col. Figel’s permission, during three of our telephone conversations—in 2008, 2009 and 2010—in which he discussed the incident in great detail. One may listen to those at: http://www.ufohastings.com/articles/the-echo-flight-icbm-incident.
On the 2008 tape, Figel said that he and his missile commander, then-Capt. Eric Carlson, were debriefed about the UFO encounter back at the base and ordered not to talk about it. In an earlier conversation with me, Carlson himself claimed to have no recollection of a UFO report during the full-flight missile shutdown and further claimed that he recalled no mention of UFOs during the debriefing.
By Robert Hastings
As noted in last month’s column, over the past 39 years I have interviewed more than 130 former or retired U.S. military personnel regarding their involvement in one or more UFO incidents at nuclear weapons facilities. My September 27, 2010, press conference in Washington D.C.— during which seven U.S. Air Force veterans discussed UFO incursions at various ICBM sites and one Weapons Storage Area—was streamed live by CNN and the full-length video may be viewed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jUU4Z8QdHI.
I plan to include this link in future columns so as to provide the widest possible exposure for the very important witness testimony presented in it. If World War III had erupted during the perilous Cold War era, some of the individuals appearing at the press conference would have launched nuclear missiles, under presidential order, to set that tragic catastrophe in motion. Significantly, these same persons are now divulging a dramatic and important fact: UFOs have monitored our ICBMs on an ongoing basis and have, on occasion, disrupted their functionality, at least temporarily.
If this were not enough, Soviet Army veterans and now-available government documents from the former U.S.S.R. confirm that such incidents also occurred in that country during the same dangerous period in human history. In other words, as dubious as this claim may seem to some, it appears that outside observers, possessing vastly superior technology, have kept a close eye on international affairs during the Nuclear Age and have taken, for whatever reason, actions apparently designed to get the attention of the powers-that-be in both the U.S. and Russia. Moreover, fragmentary reports suggest that other nuclear powers, including Great Britain and France, have experienced UFO activity at their nuclear test sites as well.
By Robert Hastings
Over the past 39 years, I have interviewed more than 130 former or retired U.S. military personnel who were involved in UFO incidents at ICBM launch facilities, weapons storage depots, strategic bomber bases, or atmospheric test sites in Nevada and the Pacific.
My CNN-streamed September 27, 2010, press conference—during which seven U.S. Air Force veterans discussed various UFO incursions at nuclear missile sites—may be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=3jUU4Z8QdHI.
Those revelations are merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Other ex-USAF personnel—as well as Soviet Army veterans—have discussed far more frightening events.
Missile Activations at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota
Of all the audio taped interviews I’ve conducted with former or retired ICBM launch officers, this was perhaps the most disturbing. According to David H. Schuur, a UFO once activated the launch sequence in most of his Minuteman missiles.
In August 2007, Schuur told me, “I saw your request for information in the [June 2007] Association of Air Force Missileers Newsletter. I was involved in a UFO incident at Minot AFB in the mid-1960s. I had read your earlier article [in the September 2002 AAFM Newsletter] but was hesitant to respond.”
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